Ways to Raise a Smart Kid

How can you raise a smart kid? Buy the kid books. You don’t, however, have to read them.
That’s the conclusion I drew after reading the results of a new study in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers argued that there is a strong correlation between the number of books a family owns and a child’s academic track record.
The researchers went to a lot of effort to document this finding. Over a 20-year period, the study looked at more than 70,000 people in 27 countries.

Discipline Versus Punishment

Discipline and punishment are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. Punishment is considered the consequences of a child not following the rules. Discipline is the teaching and making a child to obey the rules. Some parents are discipline-based, others punishment-based, and many are a combination … Read more